Feb. 27, 2014
Underclassmen Step Up:
The Panther underclassmen had a major say in tonight’s game, providing 59 of the Panthers’ 68 points. The freshman duo of Frederique Potvin and Chelsea Welch combined for 19, while sophomores Loliya Briggs and Brittany Gordon collaborated on a 21 point evening.
Welch’s Breakout Game:
It was a career night for freshman guard Chelsea Welch, who scored 16 points on six of nine shooting from the field, her best percentage performance from the field and only the second time in her career that she has broken into double figures. She also went four of seven from behind the arc, a career best in 3-pointers made.
Gordon Goes Off:
Sophomore guard Brittany Gordon had a banner night, scoring a season-high 12 points and going a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe. The four of four shooting matched her career best performance from the line (4-4 against Buffalo on December 29, 2012), and her four made field goals are a season high as well.
Filling the Score Sheet:
Junior guard Brianna Kiesel filled up the stat sheet for the Panthers, scoring 13 points along with seven assists and six rebounds. She matched her season high for assists with seven dimes on the night (she also had seven against Florida State and Virginia).
Success at the Stripe:
The Panthers went 14-16 for 87.5% from the free throw line on the evening, recording their second best percentage on the season (went for 100% against both Louisiana-Monroe and Washington). Leading the way was junior Brianna Kiesel converting eight of ten chances from the charity stripe, and extending her league lead of free throws made, having connected on 142-of-170 at the line this season.
Support off the Bench:
The Panthers relied on key scoring from off the bench as they got 37 points from the supporting cast, led by Welch’s 16, Gordon’s 12 and six from Cora McManus.
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